The term “greatest game ever” is often quite subjective. But one of the few exceptions was Superbowl 51. The New England Patriots came back from the dead, down more than any other team in the history of Superbowl’s….Tom Brady not only drove his team down the field multiple times in the fourth quarter to tie the game up with back to back two-point conversions…he set up a fitting finish to a frantic football game. Ultimately it was a Superbowl winning touchdown from James White to seal Brady’s 5th Superbowl, the continuation of a dynasty for New England and one of sports greatest comebacks.
But what of the broadcasts? Superbowl is a MAJOR event all around the world and seeing or hearing it through the eyes of the hundreds of sportscasters there (plus thousands more reporters, columnists, etc) is something special. Luckily, Timothy Burke of Deadspin has a video which puts together nine different calls of White’s Superbowl winning touchdown, ranging from the Fox main feed to BBC and even an Austrian TV call. It’s a hell of a watch.
James White’s touchdown in overtime gave the Patriots their fifth NFL title and ended one of the wildest Super Bowls in history. Here’s how that championship-winning play sounded on nine different broadcasts, including, in order: Fox, Fox Deportes, Patriots radio, Falcons radio, BBC Radio 5, Westwood One Radio, Televisa, PULS4, and BBC One.
Click here to watch the video compilation.